36000 crore saved through DBT scheme:PM Modi
Using Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, a large amount of Rs 36,000 crore were saved says Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. He also emphasised on the use of information technology in checking leakages of government subsidy.
“We can change things and technology can help us in a big way. You must have seen these days. I calculated that through DBT (Aadhaar-based transfer) Rs 36,000 crore saving is done which was going somewhere else.
“It does not mean that I have put Rs 36,000 crore in the government’s account but we have directed it to the right place. If this was not there it would have gone into someone’s pocket. If we use technology to its fullest, to bring in transparency, it would play an important rule (in improving governance and checking leakages),” Modi said.
According to PTI, He was speaking at the valedictory function of vigilance awareness week organised by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
The DBT scheme was launched in 2013 to keep a check on leakages of welfare funds with regard to 24 selected schemes of eight central ministries.
All cash benefits are directly transferred directly to the beneficiry’s account through this scheme.
The government has urged all its departments and state governments to make wide the DBT scheme’s scope to include all monetary and in kind transfers to beneficiaries.
To make the scheme more effective, DBT mission was shifted to Cabinet Secretariat last year. Along with it, Prime Minister’s office is monitoring the implementation of the scheme.